The teachers’ resources for my new novel Detention are now available here. We’ve worked hard on the teaching materials to create a comprehensive resource that covers the key themes of refugee experiences and statelessness as well as class, privilege, empathy, compassion, family relationships and human rights. The book is being picked up for stage four study (years 7 & 8) but it’s suitable for readers 10+. Here’s what teacher-librarian and blogger Megan Daley (Children’s Books Daily) said about the book. Her year 7 students are studying it in term 4 this year. My intention was to write a page-turning novel that…

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Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse oblige. I came across this phrase a few years back and it’s stuck with me. Translated literally, it means nobility obliges. It … View Post
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Detention Book Reviews

Detention Book Reviews

It’s finally arrived! After years of percolating the story idea, and then more years of writing and rewriting, before editing and printing, Detention … View Post
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Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week 2019

It can be challenging to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to imagine what their life might be like on a daily basis. … View Post
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Let Life In

Let Life In

Creativity is at its best when there’s a free flow between truth and fiction, between your world and the world of the story. … View Post
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